Placement Policy


It is the belief of our staff that children receive the most benefit from their educational experience when in a balanced setting representative of the greater community in which they live.  For this reason, the assignment of children to individual teachers takes into account several factors to assure that each class is organized in a way that best maximizes the intellectual, psychological and social development of each child.

Further, we believe that the professional staff members are most familiar with each child and the school resources, and they are in the best position to recommend individual student/teacher placements following review of the placement team which considers other information and parental input through the St. Vincent placement information form.  The final decision regarding the placement of each child will rest with the administration

Placement Policy Procedures K-5

Your child's Current classroom teacher(s) work together with specialists, administration, special educator, and same grade-level teachers to prepare class lists for the next school year. They carefully consider each student's individual needs and use the following criteria to create compatible and balanced classrooms:


  • Balance of boys and girls
  • Balance of achievement levels
  • Balance of class size throughout the grade level
  • Students identified for special services.
  • Separation of students who do not perform well together
  • Parent input based on academic and social/emotional needs or concerns

Parent input regarding the needs of the child will be given full consideration by the placement teams.

The school administration, using the recommendations of the placement teams, will make the final determination on the placement of each child in accordance with the established criteria and the unique needs of the child and/or school organization.